Risk factors associated with infertility among Palestinian men in Gaza

Ashour, Ali (2014) Risk factors associated with infertility among Palestinian men in Gaza. Masters thesis, Al Azhar University Gaza.

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Abstract

Background: The inability to have children is frequently considered as a personal tragedy and a curse for the couple, affecting the entire family and the local community. In Gaza Strip there is no study document showing the risk factors associated with infertility related to man. Objective: This study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with infertility among Palestinian men in the Gaza strip. Material and Method: The cases of the study ( N = 328 ) were selected randomly from those referring to Al-Basma fertilization center seeking for medical management of infertility. Questionnaire interview, urology diagnostic, related hormonal analysis and sonography were the tools of study. Result: The result showed that in 347 ( 53.2% ) of the cases the cause of infertility was related to woman, while in 293 ( 41.7% ) the cause of infertility was related to man. In addition in 35 ( 5.0% ) the cause of infertility is related to both man and woman. The majority of the cases 139 ( 42.3% ) were lived in Gaza Governorate followed by the other Governorates . Regarding age, most of the cases 237 ( 72.2 % ) were younger than 30 years old. The education status of the study population showed that 209 (63.7 % ) of cases finished their high school. Medical and clinical characteristics of the cases, revealed that prolactin hormones abnormities hyperprolactinemia were found in 14 ( 4.2 % ) the infertile men. Azoospermia was the highest sperm problem reported among the infertile men 83 ( 25.3 % ). XII According to psychological problems 12 ( 3.6 % ) of the infertile cases reported to premature ejaculation. Varicocele infections were reported in 32 ( 9.7 % ) of infertile men. However large number 60 ( 18.2 % ) of cases Suffered from compound infertility. Conclusion: The most major risk factors that lead to infertility among Gazan men include: sex hormone abnormalities, sperm problems, varicocele, azoospermia, oligospermia, premature ejaculation, infection, sexually transmitted diseases. Key word: Infertility, Men, Risk factors, Gaza strip.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: أ. طارق زياد عبد حنونة
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 09:04
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 09:04
URI: http://scholar.alaqsa.edu.ps/id/eprint/2114

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